Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) has sustained its partnership with the Doctor 2 Doctor programme from the Netherlands on Ergo-coaching.
Ergo-Coaching was established in 2016 at MTRH. So far, 9 Trainer of Trainers (TOTs) have been trained, 54 champions from across the Hospital and 1,244 ergo-coaches.
The team paid a courtesy call on the Hospital CEO, Dr. Wilson K. Aruasa, in his office on 22nd March, 2018.
The CEO expressed gratitude to the Netherlands team and directed that Physiotherapy Department creates ergo-coach secretariat.
Ergo is a greek word meaning work; coach is a person who supports/trains/instructs a client in achieving specific personal or professional goal; coaching is a form of development where a coach supports a client to achieve a specific goal. Whilst Ergonomic refers to designing the work, task, job or work station to fit the capabilities of a worker.
Ergo coaching aims at improving safety and ergonomics in our working areas, to have a healthy workforce, improve productivity and quality of service delivery, promote ergonomic awareness among the staff members as well as reduce cost of treating work related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMD).
MTRH is the only Hospital in East Africa to have Ergonomics in its facility.